Centre of International English



Name of organisation

Centre for International English

Address inc post code

University of Glamorgan, Llantwit Road, Treforest, CF37 1DL.


01443 654233







Number of employees

6 full-time, 20 part-time

Short description of the company

The Centre for International English is a self-contained academic department within a large university. It delivers English language courses for international students as well as foundation programmes   for pre-university students.


Although the University of Glamorgan is home to students from all   over the world, most of the students on the summer courses within the Centre for International English come from China and the Middle East.



Contact person for this placement

Helen Connies-Laing

Department and designation / job title

Head of Centre for International English

Direct telephone number

01443 654066

E-mail address



Please provide as much information on the placement as possible – too much information is better than not enough!


Department / Function

Centre for International English Administrative Assistant

Description of activities

The administrative assistant will help with the enrolment of international students on courses at our busiest time (early July to mid October). Core duties will include helping students to complete enrolment forms, photocopying documentation and escorting students to other university departments (eg Finance/Admissions) as required. Once students are enrolled, the postholder will help keep attendance records up to date and enter student marks onto a database. The postholder may also be required to generate standard letters for students, for which templates are provided (eg letters to open a bank account or statements of attendance).

The postholder will also be required to help coordinate social activities for international students, such as trips to museums, UK cities and quiz nights. There will also be opportunities to accompany students on trips to cities such as London and Oxford.   


University of Glamorgan, Treforest, near Cardiff, South Wales


3.5 months (1 July to 11 October)

Working hours per week

25 (this is an average – there will be quieter and busier times). Working hours will typically be between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, although a flexible approach is required, especially during the first two weeks of July.

Accommodation (please select)

¨ Accommodation will be provided

ü We can assist with finding accommodation

¨ Student to make own arrangements

Details of financial and “in kind” support to be provided

We will provide 75 GB pounds per week to help with living expenses and the postholder will have access to the university library and IT resources.


The Centre for International English will also subsidise the postholder’s travel between the main campus and Cardiff or membership of the sports centre on campus.



Languages and level of competence required

An excellent command of English is required (eg minimum CEFR C1 or IELTS 6.5).

Knowledge of Mandarin and/or Arabic will also be useful though is not essential. 

Computer skills and level of skills required

A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes is required, especially Word and Excel, as well as some experience with databases

Drivers license

Not required


The most important attribute will be a high degree of flexibility, as well as enthusiasm and empathy for the difficulties encountered by international students in a new environment and culture. This position will suit a dynamic individual who is keen to learn about administrative processes at a large educational organization. It will also benefit someone who is interested in learning about new cultures and languages. As the university is located in the hills of South Wales, the position will particularly suit those interested in cycling, hiking and other outdoor activities. 




Helen Connies-Laing

Department / Function

Head of Centre for International English

E-mail address


Phone number(s)

01443 654066


26 March 2013

Deadline for applications

Friday 24 May 2013


Please return this form by email to erasmus@britishcouncil.org